New Ministerial team announced at Department of Health

New Ministerial team announced at Department of Health

Following the general election, Jeremy Hunt was confirmed as Secretary of State for Health. Philip Dunne MP remains as minister of state and Lord O'Shaughnessy as minister in the Lords. Two former ministers, David Mowat and Nicola Blackwood lost their seats in the election and have been replaced by Steve Brine MP and Jackie Doyle-Price MP, both formerly in the Whips Office.

Steve Brine MP (born 1974) was first elected Conservative MP for Winchester in 2010. He graduated from Liverpool Hope University, where he read History. While there he created a new company called Liverpool Student Media. Brine worked as a radio journalist, most of the time with the BBC local radio. He also worked as a business development consultant, and for a golf marketing and publishing business. Brine worked at Conservative Central Office when William Hague was leader and again during the 2005–10 Parliament when he worked with Conservative MPs and Parliamentary Candidates across Hampshire, before being selected in 2006 for the Winchester constituency.

Jackie Doyle-Price MP (born 1969) was elected Conservative MP for Thurrock in May 2010 and has held it since with a majority in 2017 of 345. She was educated at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield, going on to study economics at University College, Durham. Before entering Parliament, Jackie worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and then moving onto the South Yorkshire Police. Prior to be being Private Secretary for the Mayor of the City of London, she was a consumer advocate for the Financial Services Authority.

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